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Promoting the use of Tor

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You might have discovered two new links in the footer of my blog or homepage. “🔓 Connect via Tor.” and “What is Tor?”. I now try to promote the use of Tor with GoBlog.

Tor’s mission is as follows:

To advance human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies, supporting their unrestricted availability and use, and furthering their scientific and popular understanding.

On my blog, I don’t actually publish any bad stuff or content that is illegal and my websites continue to be accessible through their public addresses. Nevertheless, I find Tor highly interesting from both an ethical and technical point of view.

Technically, Tor allows you to publish websites without the need for a public IP address or if the server is behind a NAT. Client and server can thus communicate from behind firewalls without revealing their identities.

From an ethical point of view, Tor makes it possible to bypass Internet restrictions, use the Internet anonymously, or protect against tracking.

Maybe I’ll try to program GoBlog to be suitable for a Tor-only blog in the near future.

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Jan-Lukas Else
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